August 15, 2018
Five ways to use themes with your patrons
Have you been using the themes that are now included in NoveList with your patrons yet? If not, or you read that question and thought, “What do they mean by themes?” then now is the time to get started!
August 15, 2018
Webinar: Unlocking Themes to Improve Your Readers’ Advisory
From Rookie on the Beat to Secret Babies, there are dozens of themes that your readers adore. Let RA expert Becky Spratford and metadata maven Cathleen Keyser show you how adding themes to your RA toolbox can supercharge your readers’ advisory, circulation, and programming.
July 25, 2018
A Library for All
Part of most libraries’ mission statements is making sure all members of our community feel that the library is a safe and welcome space for them. Here are ten things to consider when making sure your library is a "library for all."
July 17, 2018
Back to readers’ advisory basics
It’s all of the day-to-day interactions that build the foundation of lofty strategic plans and mission statements. Readers’ advisory makes up a big chunk of those interactions, but it can be daunting to think about readers’ advisory in *too* much of a big picture sense. The readers’ advisory interview. Form-based readers’ advisory. Gah. Kathy Stewart breaks reader's advisory down into its most basic component -- the conversation.
May 31, 2018
Spotlight on diverse Canadian books
NoveList can help you find reliable content spotlighting the best in diverse books by Canadian authors and/or published by Canadian presses.
May 29, 2018
This summer, keep the slide on the playground
We’ve all seen studies citing summer as a time when kids with no access to stimulating experiences or books can slip behind their peers. It’s known as “summer slide.” The effects are sobering and can be long-lasting.